Where McDonald's wages start near $15...
Local

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#630 Sep 27, 2013
Tea Party Solution wrote:
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As I showed above, your correlation is wrong. We have very low taxes, and the corporations are paying very, very little, as their share of the GDP. BTW, I'm NOT for higher taxes on the rest of us-- that would further shrink our economy.
So, why the poverty? If lower taxes, especially for the fat cats, is supposed to bring us more jobs and less poverty, why aren't we prosperous? We had the Bush tax cuts on all people, including the top 1% for ten years. Why didn’t the so-called job creators create tons of jobs? Why didn’t we all become prosperous?
Because trickle down economics is a lie. Here area few reasons why we’re still wallowing in Bush’s legacy:
1) The repubs continually block Obama's job plan, which would improve our crumbling infrastructure and bring us more jobs. They refuse any type of stimulus spending, and have forced layoffs of hundreds of thousands of teachers, police, and other government workers instead.
2) The Great Recession, brought on by de-regulation and by Bush's out-to-lunch SEC, put millions of people out of work. This is still Bush's economy, no matter how much you want to believe that history started when Obama took office.
3) The rich individuals and corporations are clearly NOT bringing us jobs. They're stashing billions overseas, and hiring the Chinese. Giving them more tax cuts is laughable. Why do you keep repeating the same mistakes?
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Most of us are still paying the reduced taxes of the Bush tax cuts. There's lower employment demand because the republicans keep shrinking our economy and won't allow jobs programs.
What WOULD put us into an upward spiral is infrastructure and other stimulus spending to get people back to work. More people working means more tax revenue, and more money being spent at businesses. Then more businesses will hire more employees, giving us more tax revenue and more jobs.
This would give us an UPWARD spiral. On the other hand, laying off more teachers, providing less government spending-- SHRINKS our economy even more. Not only is it taking more people out of the work force, but it forces more people to need government assistance, which we taxpayers have to pay for.
The republicans want more austerity, and more tax cuts for the rich-- when it clearly doesn't work. They want more de-regulation when that was clearly what helped sink us into the Great Recession. Canada had good financial regulations and they didn't suffer a great recession.
World War II brought us the biggest stimulus spending of all time-- and it pulled us out of the Great Depression. Righties just never learn. No matter what, they keep banging their heads against the wall and wonder why it hurts.
Your premise of the exisitance of low taxe rates is wrong, therefore everything in your post is errant.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/04/11/sta...

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/0...

Breitbart News Network - CBO: Tax Revenue Hits All-Time High
www.breitbart.com/.../2013/03/04/American-rev...

United States Government Revenue History - Charts
www.usgovernmentrevenue.com/revenue_history

High unemployment, high taxation means working people pay more and more to keep the gubmint afloat......and businesses are less likely to be able to hire.
The current state of affairs of our economy should tell you all that you need to know.
The right is wrong

Sacramento, CA

#631 Sep 27, 2013
Sam Lowree wrote:
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I did.
No you didn't. You dance around the real answer. Here sam, I'll tell you; it’s because they are willing to cut into their own bottom line to ensure they have quality, dedicated employees and to reward the people who actually make it possible for they, the owners to have a successful business and therefore become wealthy.

Let's use YOUR repubican philosophy. You repubicans think EVERYONE in this country should share the cost of bush's wars, well the employers in Australia feel every employee should share in the rewards of a successful business.
Tea Party Solution

United States

#632 Sep 27, 2013
Local wrote:
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Your premise of the exisitance of low taxe rates is wrong, therefore everything in your post is errant..
The broadest, most accurate way to measure taxes is as a percentage of the GDP. The revenue measured as tax dollars is NOT an accurate way to show what we pay in taxes. Economists look at taxes as a percentage of GDP.

As a percentage of GDP, taxes are the lowest in 60 years, and corporate taxes are even lower.

We can also compare our individual tax rates currently with tax rates of the past.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/06/01/2...

"For a family of four, the “average income tax rate under Reagan in 1983 was 11.06 percent. Under Clinton in 1992, it was 9.18 percent. And under Obama in 2010, it was 4.68 percent.”

During Reagan’s time, income tax revenue ranged from 7.8 to 9.4 percent of GDP. Last year, it was 6.2 percent and is not projected to climb back to 9 percent until 2016. In fact, in 2009, Americans paid their lowest taxes in 60 years.

Republicans are very fond of saying that the U.S. has “a spending problem, not a revenue problem.” But the truth is that revenue has plunged due to the recession and to continued misguided tax cuts, and revenue needs to be raised to eventually bring the budget into balance.

And Reagan knew that taxes were an important part of the budget equation. After all, he “raised taxes in seven of his eight years in office,” including four times in just two years."
Local wrote:
High unemployment, high taxation means working people pay more and more to keep the gubmint afloat......and businesses are less likely to be able to hire.
The current state of affairs of our economy should tell you all that you need to know.
Most of us, the 90%, are paying historically low taxes. What's keeping businesses from hiring is the fact that so many people are out of work or have low paying jobs-- and they can't afford to buy things or services.

Without DEMAND businesses have no reason to SUPPLY. And for those people who have to buy things to survive, they'll go to Walmart-- where the goods they buy are made overseas, not by Americans.

And for the somewhat more affluent Americans who can buy some expensive things, such as a new I-phone-- those products are also made overseas.

THAT'S the current state of our economy. Most of us have low taxes-- among developed countries we have the third lowest taxes, and that includes federal, state, and local taxes. But we have no jobs or we have low-paying jobs, and we can't afford to buy extra things or services. Businesses won't hire when people aren't buying.

Historically, in both repub and dem administrations, when the private businesses were not hiring, the government would hire people in order to get the economy going again. The upward spiral.

But the Tbaggers in congress won't support any jobs bill. In fact, they're busy getting people layed-off.

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#633 Sep 27, 2013
The right is wrong wrote:
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No you didn't. You dance around the real answer. Here sam, I'll tell you; it’s because they are willing to cut into their own bottom line to ensure they have quality, dedicated employees and to reward the people who actually make it possible for they, the owners to have a successful business and therefore become wealthy.
Let's use YOUR repubican philosophy. You repubicans think EVERYONE in this country should share the cost of bush's wars, well the employers in Australia feel every employee should share in the rewards of a successful business.
How do you know what profit margins McDs has in Australia compared to other countries?
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#634 Sep 28, 2013
Sam Lowree wrote:
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How do you know what profit margins McDs has in Australia compared to other countries?
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They must have a decent profit margin because they are still operating in Australia whereas McDs is closing all their restaurants in Bolivia....

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#635 Sep 28, 2013
GRANDPA NICOLAI wrote:
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No, you don't have to purchase the bread,likewise, you can also drop out from society, move into a cabin in the middle of nowhere a la Ted Kazinsky and you won't have to pay any taxes either....
Just like PGE allowed you to grid tie a solar system on a house with out a final..........LOL
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#636 Sep 28, 2013
GRANDPA NICOLAI wrote:
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They must have a decent profit margin because they are still operating in Australia whereas McDs is closing all their restaurants in Bolivia....
Gramps, they can't/won't listen to facts. It's just like politics, their way or no way.
Local

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#637 Sep 28, 2013
The right is wrong wrote:
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Gramps, they can't/won't listen to facts. It's just like politics, their way or no way.
Put down the bong you lil freak..........present some "facts" and perhaps we can intelligently debate the issue. So far, you have only posted your moronic opinion......we don't care about your weird thoughts.
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#638 Sep 28, 2013
The right is wrong wrote:
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Gramps, they can't/won't listen to facts. It's just like politics, their way or no way.
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These conservative nuts would not know facts if they tripped over them, all they know how to do is parrot vacuous opinions bloviated by the Faux network talking heads and whatever inanities they glean from the right wing wackosphere.
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#639 Sep 28, 2013
GRANDPA NICOLAI wrote:
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These conservative nuts would not know facts if they tripped over them, all they know how to do is parrot vacuous opinions bloviated by the Faux network talking heads and whatever inanities they glean from the right wing wackosphere.
Have you noticed how they revert to name calling and race -baiting when they get called on their B.S.? Another tactic of theirs is to try to subtly change the subject.
Juan

United States

#640 Sep 28, 2013
Despite the objections of McDonald's, the term "McJob" was added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary in 2003. The term was defined as "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement".
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#641 Sep 28, 2013
Sam Lowree wrote:
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How do you know what profit margins McDs has in Australia compared to other countries?
Who cares what the actual bottom line is? The fact that the stores are thriving and new joints are opening every day says one thing if nothing else, they're making enough of a return on their money to keep them in the game
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#642 Sep 28, 2013
The right is wrong wrote:
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Who cares what the actual bottom line is? The fact that the stores are thriving and new joints are opening every day says one thing if nothing else, they're making enough of a return on their money to keep them in the game
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You are wasting your time, facts and common sense go over conservative heads...
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#644 Sep 28, 2013
Local wrote:
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Put down the bong you lil freak..........present some "facts" and perhaps we can intelligently debate the issue. So far, you have only posted your moronic opinion......we don't care about your weird thoughts.
http://money.msn.com/now/post--where-mcdonald ... Looks pretty factual to me. Are you saying your "opinions" are more truthful than facts?
Local

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

#645 Sep 28, 2013
The right is wrong wrote:
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http://money.msn.com/now/post--where-mcdonald ... Looks pretty factual to me. Are you saying your "opinions" are more truthful than facts?
Your link doesn't work, you weird lil freak....

What a surprise!! You don't work either!

Bwahahahahahahahha
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#646 Sep 28, 2013
Local wrote:
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Your link doesn't work, you weird lil freak....
What a surprise!! You don't work either!
Bwahahahahahahahha
Funny, it works just fine for me. Could be operator error in your case.

http://money.msn.com/now/post--where-mcdonald...

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#647 Sep 28, 2013
The right is wrong wrote:
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Who cares what the actual bottom line is? The fact that the stores are thriving and new joints are opening every day says one thing if nothing else, they're making enough of a return on their money to keep them in the game
You are the one who is claiming that McDs in Australia is making big money while paying their employees big money. I would like to see some proof for your claims. What is the basis for your argument?

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#648 Sep 28, 2013
GRANDPA NICOLAI wrote:
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You are wasting your time, facts and common sense go over conservative heads...
The problem is that you Lefties don't ever present any facts. You offer your opinion and TP offers Mediamatters. No facts there.
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#649 Sep 28, 2013
Sam Lowree wrote:
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You are the one who is claiming that McDs in Australia is making big money while paying their employees big money. I would like to see some proof for your claims. What is the basis for your argument?
The link/article I provided is enough. What have you got to refute it? Nothing! Now if you had something to counter the information I provided, you could request more information butt sam, you don’t have any so until you’ve got something that says the information I provided is incorrect, said information stands.

“Government IS the problem.”

Since: Jan 08

Chico, CA

#650 Sep 28, 2013
The right is wrong wrote:
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The link/article I provided is enough. What have you got to refute it? Nothing! Now if you had something to counter the information I provided, you could request more information butt sam, you don’t have any so until you’ve got something that says the information I provided is incorrect, said information stands.
You provided NOTHING. Your link is dead. As I asked previously. What are the corporate taxes, cost of doing business, etc. in Australia? All of which are a factor in the profitability of any business.

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